I want to but a Canon 1100D, but I have no idea between these kits:

Canon 1100D IS Canon 1100D IS II

The site is in Germany, so I couldn't understand very well, but when I tried to translate, I didn't see any difference.

Here is the IS:


And here is the IS II:




I'm sorry, the links was not working, but now they are.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Your links don't work! \$\endgroup\$
    – Staale S
    Mar 28, 2011 at 12:11
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    \$\begingroup\$ The links still don't work. I think they're session-specific. \$\endgroup\$
    – mattdm
    Mar 28, 2011 at 12:33
  • \$\begingroup\$ The links still don't work! \$\endgroup\$
    – Arpith
    Feb 21, 2013 at 11:19
  • \$\begingroup\$ I can't find it (it's almost 2 years old, i guess they probably don't sell the old kit anymore), but the only difference was the lens: 18-55mm IS X 18-55mm IS II. \$\endgroup\$
    – Frias
    Feb 22, 2013 at 18:26

2 Answers 2


The second one gets you the newer version of the kit lens. Both have the same zoom range, aperture, min focus distance, filter size, etc.

The new version (II) has a improved version of the stabilizer and automatically recognizes motion in the panning direction.


The IS II version has cosmetic changes in order to reduce costs such as a painted, not plastic moulded, lens mount alignment mark. There are no changes to the optical formula or Image Stabilizer. See Canon Rebel T3i / EOS 600D Hands-on Preview at DPreview.

  • \$\begingroup\$ See usa.canon.com/cusa/… - Towards the bottom there is a clear paragraph saying the contrary. This answer should be voted down but with a reputation of 1, lets let it pass with a warning ;) I'll leave it up to you to check your sources next time. \$\endgroup\$
    – Itai
    Mar 29, 2011 at 2:50
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Itai: I'll make sure that the source is accurate. I've always considered DPreview as reliable, but in the future, I'll confirm with the primary source where available. \$\endgroup\$
    – bwDraco
    Mar 29, 2011 at 3:05

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